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Could Toyota's Fortuner be for us?

Toyota Fortuner: This is the latest model, designed, developed and engineered in Australia and based on our current HiLux. It's likely the down-under model will have next-generation HiLux underpinnings when it arrives.

Designed and engineered in Australia, the HiLux-based Fortuner has never been sold here, but that could change next year.

Grey nomads create growing industry

TIKI TOUR: 'I can't go all over the country in my bach, but I can in my motorhome,' says Mike Lister.

More Kiwis are turning their backs on the bach and hitting the road in a motorhome.

Hitting the road in style

Queuing up: We hit the road, top down, out of the lock-up and into the Macarthur countryside.

Keith Austin discovers how to get behind the wheel of a Porsche for a day without breaking the bank.

Motorhome freedom beats baches

LIVING THE DREAM: LIfe on the open road beats being confined to a bach, according to a new survey.

An independent survey has revealed more people would rather own a campervan than a bach.

Suzuki Jimny has decades of history

The new Suzuki  Jimny Sierra.

There's plenty of fun to be found in Suzuki's little Jimny, a cute, retro vehicle with a lineage that can be traced back several decades.

Updated Ford Ranger leaked

The updated Ford Ranger brings evolutionary styling changes inside and out, including on the flagship Wildtrak variant pictured.

Images of an updated Ford Ranger, NZ's most popular ute, leaked ahead of a likely September release.

Lessons learned in school bus conversion

Johnboy Norton's old US schoolbus which he has converted into a mobile home.

Children who once rode in this US school bus could never have imagined that one day it would be somebody's mobile home in NZ.

Is this the next-gen Toyota HiLux?

Images claiming to be of the next-generation Toyota HiLux have surfaced online.

Eighth-generation Toyota HiLux to adopt popular US-centric styling.

Renault unveils Nissan-based Kadjar SUV

Renault's Kadjar SUV will be formally unveiled at the Geneva motor show.

New mid-sized offering breaks cover ahead of Geneva reveal.

World's most expensive motorhome

The Marchi Mobile EleMMent Palazzo is the most expensive motorhome in the world.

If glamping is your thing, hit the highway in the world's priciest motorhome.

Facelift, price change for Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen's highly-regarded Touareg has been facelifted - and a significant change is that prices have been reduced, or extra specification added at no extra cost, or both.

High-spec 2WD part of facelift

Daytime running lights are now a feature of the CRV's frontal design.

The addition of a highly specified front-driven model is the big news surrounding a 2015 facelift for Honda's popular CRV range.

Facelift transforms Holden Colorado ute

Holden Colorado

Mid-summer is the time of the year to fully appreciate top-end double-cab utes.

Land Rover Discovery Sport is no pretender gallery

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport is a cat among the pigeons in a leisure SUV segment in which heritage and real off-road ability still counts.

Billionaire races to Ruapuna

A LONG RIDE: The enormous motorhome that fashion billionaire Lawrence Stroll is touring New Zealand in.

Fashion magnate behind brands like Tommy Hilfiger is travelling NZ in a giant ultra-luxury motorhome.

Meet the 'mucky brother'

Ariel Nomad: it's the dirty, off-roader sibling to the Atom roadster.

Specialist lightweight track-car maker Ariel has just revealed renderings of its first ever off-roader.

MG joins the SUV ranks

MG has released its first ever SUV model - the GTS.

New GTS to target popular mid-size SUVs.

All-new GLE 450 AMG Coupe gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz is jumping into the oddball "SUV coupe" segment with its new GLE Coupe.

2015 Ford Ranger

Ford has given its first glimpse of the 2015 Ranger ute.

Facelift and technology upgrades on the way for blue oval ute.

Lexus enters SUV market

Lexus LX300h: One of the best-looking compact SUVs created and they're predicting that the NX will become the best-selling Lexus by the end of 2015.

Does the new Lexus NX300h signals the start of a new product offensive for the brand?

This Yeti's not abominable gallery

Skoda Yeti.

Skoda's AWD Yeti Outdoor deserves far better attention than it is currently receiving in New Zealand.

New Triton ute unveiled

2015 Mitsubishi Triton ute.

Right now all eyes are on the sales battle between the two giants of New Zealand's ute market - the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger.

Chinese copy sparks complaint

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: The newly released Chinese LandWind X7 (left photos) bears a striking resemblance to Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque.

A Chinese copy of the Range Rover Evoque has angry Land Rover officials claiming Intellectual Property Theft.

Colorado poised

Minor makeover: Holden has given its Colorado ute and SUV an update for 2015.

Holden has listened to its customers and sorted out all the little niggles about its Colorado ute which results in a much improved vehicle.

SUV offers diesel alternative gallery

Pathfinder Hybrid: There's no longer a diesel, but the hybrid does a good job instead.

Nissan's Petrol-electric seven-seater isn't a genuine fuel miser, but is an accomplished SUV for large families.

Kia Sportage offers choice gallery

Kia Sportage 4 x 4.

This is a story about two Kia Sportages. They are the same but different, and they reflect how SUV preferences are rapidly changing in NZ.

Ford's new Everest SUV

Ford's new Everest SUV will go on sale in 2015.

New Zealand is among nine international markets listed for the Everest, Ford's new Australian-developed SUV.

Part of the family gallery

Brian Goodhue's 1964 VW Kombi.

With their peace, love and Volkswagen Kombi van the spirit of the 60s is alive and well in the Goodhue household.

SUV fit for a dictator

The Dartz Prombron Dark Shark.

Armour-plating, crowd-suppression lasers and anti-paparazzi electrified door handles are features of sharkskin-lined assault wagon.

Picture perfect Picasso

Sweeping style: In truncated form, the C4 Picasso's roofline has a fair curve from stem to stern.

Citroen's favourite people-carrier wasn't always this pretty but better looking five-seat version is arriving in NZ this month.

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